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§30-4A-8. Board to review, inspect and reinspect dentists for issuance of permits.

(a) By making application to the board for an anesthesia permit, a dentist consents and authorizes the board to review his or her credentials, inspect or reinspect his or her facilities and investigate any alleged anesthesia mortalities, misadventure or other adverse occurrences. The board shall conduct an in-office review or on-site inspection of any dentist applying for or holding a permit to administer anesthesia.

Prior to issuing a permit, the board shall conduct an on-site inspection of facility, equipment and auxiliary personnel of the applicant to determine if, in fact, all the requirements for the permit have been met. This inspection or evaluation, if required, shall be carried out by at least two members of the subcommittee. This evaluation is to be carried out in a manner following the principles, but not necessarily the procedures, set forth by the current edition of the AAOMS Office Anesthesia Evaluation Manual. On-site inspections are required and shall be performed for all Class 3a, 3b and 4 permitees. The board may reinspect annually, at its discretion, but shall perform an on-site inspection for all permit holders at least once every five years except Class 2 permit holders. The board reserves the right to conduct an on-site inspection whenever it deems necessary for all permit holders. All on-site inspections shall be held during regular business hours.

(b) Cancellation or failure to appear or be present for a scheduled evaluation by a permit holder, for an unexplained or unexcusable reason, shall be assessed a penalty fee two times the permit holders normal annual renewal fee. The penalty fee shall be separate from the annual renewal fees.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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